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Withheld coalition funds were reimbursement not assistance, says ambassador to US

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (AFP): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry on Friday clarified that the funds withheld by the US Department of Defence were reimbursement for expenses incurred by Pakistan towards achieving “our common objectives in the fight against terrorism’ and were not assistance. The Pentagon has withheld $50 million to be paid under the […]

Friendly fire by US missile kills 16 Afghan policemen

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

KANDAHAR (AFP) – A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. “In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed including two […]

Imran Khan submits his money trail of London flats

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Online): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan told the SC that English counties he had played for did not maintain records older than 20 years, Imran Khan responded to the Supreme Court’s queries over a petition seeking his disqualification alleging non-disclosure of assets, ownership of offshore companies and receipt of foreign funds for the […]

Global

US urges India and China to reduce tension through direct dialogue

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (INP): The Pentagon has encouraged India and China to engage in a direct dialogue free of any “coercive aspects”. “We encourage India and China to engage in direct dialogue aimed at reducing tensions and free of any coercive aspects,” Gary Ross, a defence department spokesman said Saturday Over the past week, the US state […]

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Indian army thrash, injure seven cops in IHK

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

SRINAGAR (INP): Seven policemen were injured in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district Saturday when they were thrashed by Indian Army personnel at a check post, police said. Police have filed a case against the Army personnel, an official said, adding that records kept at a police station were also damaged. The incident took place when private […]

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Trump warns Iran over detained Americans: White House

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuterts): US President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Trump urged Iran to return Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared more than 10 years ago in […]

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Pakistan

Maryam takes a swipe at Imran over London flat money trail

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Daughter of Prime Minister Maryam Nawaz on Saturday mocked at Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan for failing to submit complete money trail and details of his county cricket income and schedule in the Supreme Court. Maryam Nawaz shared screen grabs of different TV channels which had tickers breaking court news that Imran […]

Oil tankers association calls for nationwide boycott of oil supply

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

KARACHI (NNI): All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owner Association has announced a strike from coming Monday according to which no tanker owner will participate in oil distribution throughout the country. Whiile talking to Dunya News, All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owner Association Chairman Shams Shahwani claimed that motorway police and traffic police officials have caused hurdles in […]

PML-N not considering new PM, Nisar rift mere assumption: Kh Asif

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

SIALKOT (NNI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif held a media talk in his hometown on Saturday where he stressed that the ruling party is not considering a new Prime Minister. “The option of a new prime minister is not under consideration,’ he said and added that that Prime Minister Nawaz […]

Submitted Bani Gala money trail in court, allayed PML-N concerns: Fawad Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday that the money trail for Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence was submitted to the court after gathering details from London, adding that the party has now allayed the concerns of rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. The PTI leaders were addressing a press conference in Islamabad. […]

Ch Nisar not to leave Nawaz, PML-N: Saad Rafique

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique on Saturday said that Chauhdry Nisar Ali Khan would be at front line in difficult and testing times. In a message on social media sites Twitter, the minister said that Chaudhry Nisar back off in difficult times rather he would be at the frontline. He […]

Aizaz invites US firms to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

WASHINGTON DC (NNI): Pakistan’s Ambassador to US Aizaz Chaudhry has invited the US multinational firms to explore the countless investment opportunities in Pakistan by taking advantage of favourable investment climate. He was talking to the representatives of the US multinational firms during a luncheon reception hosted in his honor by the Potomac Exchange, Washington DC, […]

SC decision on Panama case to end ambiguity: Sherpao

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chairman, Qaumi Watan Party, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao has has said that Supreme Court will soon give its verdict on the Panama case as it would help bring an end prevailing deadlock. Addressing a meeting of Party’s Core Committee at Watan Kor Peshawar, he expressed the satisfaction that the earliest disposal of […]

JIT report proved corruption took place, says Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday that his party was waiting for the Supreme Court verdict but the JIT report had proven that corruption had taken place. Bilawal spoke to party workers here following the inauguration of the Drigh Road underpass. “Apart from corruption they have committed perjury, […]

Man arrested after selling his newborn son for Rs15,000 in Tando Allahyar

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

TANDO ALLAHYAR (Monitoring Desk): A man has been arrested by Tando Allahyar police for selling his one-day-old son for Rs15,000 to a couple, who are also in police custody. The boy was born to Kazbano Qambran and her husband Abdul Ghafoor in a private hospital on July 17. A day later, the father sold the […]

PM Nawaz should decide to step down by tonight: Shah

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

SUKKUR (Online): Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Khursheed Shah said on Saturday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should decide to step down from his post by tonight. Shah, speaking to reporters here, stated that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) should choose a new prime minister from the party. “We want the Parliament to continue […]

Afghanistan

Friendly fire by US missile kills 16 Afghan policemen

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

KANDAHAR (AFP) – A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. “In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed including two […]

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16 Afghan policemen killed in US airstrike

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

HELMAND (AFP): A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. “In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed including two commanders,” he said. “Two […]

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4 dead, 23 wounded in traffic accidents

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

PUL-I-KHUMRI/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least four individuals have been killed and 23 others wounded in three separate traffic accidents in northern Baghlan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Saturday. Faryab Traffic Management head Karimullah said five people were injured on Friday when a car bumped into two vehicles parked in the Chahar Samawar Square area of […]

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Business

State Bank of Pakistan maintains interest rate at 5.75%

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): The interest rate remains unchanged, at 5.75% announced State Bank of Pakistan Governor Tariq Bajwa on Saturday. While addressing a news conference, the central bank governor said the national economy was undergoing expansion given the rise in fiscal activity. He added the service sector has grown by 6%, while there has been […]

PSX closes on bearish note following Panama case hearing

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): The KSE-100 index decreased by 217 to reach the 45,418-points level at close of trade on Wednesday. During the first half of trading, the US Dollar’s value fell by 9 paisas in the interbank market. The unexpected decline in the USD’s value from Rs105.39 to Rs105.30 during early trading hours was followed by […]

Dollar remains hobbled by Trump

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

LONDON (AFP): The dollar s travails extended into Wednesday as Donald Trump faces a battle to push through his much-vaunted economic agenda, but equity traders took the news in their stride. The euro eased slightly on Wednesday against the dollar, having surged the previous day to a near 15-month pinnacle at $1.1583 — last seen […]

FBR alerts taxpayers to fake, harmful emails

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday alerted the taxpayers to fake, harmful emails-cum-notices being sent to them regarding anomalies in their tax returns. A statement by FBR has denied any association with these emails being sent from a fake email address do-not-reply@fbrgovpk.com which has no connection with FBR’s email domain. These fake […]

PSX gains 1,113 points after Panama case hearing, Qatari minister visit

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (NNI): Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) 100-index has gained 1,113 points on Tuesday as the market closed on a 35,636 figure. Experts believe that today’s Panama case hearing followed by the Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani ?Pakistan visit has positively motivated the investors. The value of stocks has piled up to Rs. […]

Govt taking measures to improve customs procedures: Dar

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Tuesday that comprehensive measures were being taken to improve and upgrade customs procedures in Pakistan in line with international standards. The Minister was talking to Visiting Secretary General, World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya who called on him here Tuesday. Dar said that the government […]

Foreign investment in Pakistan slightly rises

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Foreign investment in the country recorded a small rise of 9 percent during financial year ended June 30, 2017 after security situation improved and fresh inflows from China crossing one billion dollars level. Foreign investment in Pakistan during July 2016-June 2017 amounted to 2.157 billion dollars as against 1.976 billion dollars of the […]

CPEC to weigh on foreign currency reserves situation: Moody’s

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Moody’s Investors Service has raised several questions pertaining to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said the mega project would widen the current account and could weigh on the foreign currency reserves situation. In a report, Moody’s raised four questions related to CPEC and also gave replies or analysis pertaining to these questions. […]

KSE 100-index bounces back after morning’s 1,000-point fall

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

KARACHI: After falling over 1,000 points early Wednesday, the Pakistan Stock Exchange bounced back later in the day, with the KSE 100-index settling at 43,980 points around 2pm. When the index dropped by over 1,000 points in the morning, it was feared that Wednesday’s performance would mirror the day before’s, when the index plunged over […]

Moody’s affirms Pakistan’s B3 rating, maintains stable outlook

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

NEW YORK (NNI): Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the Government of Pakistan’s B3 issuer and senior unsecured ratings, and maintained a stable outlook. Pakistan’s medium-term growth outlook is strong, supported by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project to address critical infrastructure constraints, and the continuing effects of macrostability-enhancing reforms started under the International Monetary Fund […]

Sports

Ashes series under threat from Australia pay dispute, says players union – report

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

MELBOURNE (AFP): Australia’s cricketers union is reportedly warning its players this summer’s home Ashes series might be scrapped, even if a new pay deal can be reached tentatively with Cricket Australia (CA). According to Fairfax Media, the head of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA), Alistair Nicholson, sent an email on Saturday to players, warning the Test series against […]

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Hasan Ali signs up for Caribbean Premier League: sources

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan pacer and Champions Trophy hero Hasan Ali has been signed by West Indies’ popular T20 venture Caribbean Premier League (CPL), sources within the Pakistan Cricket Board said. According to the sources, the star bowler will be featuring for CPL franchise St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, which also boasts the likes of […]

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Aisam ul Haq in final of ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

NEW PORT (Web Desk): Pakistan’s tennis ace Aisam ul Haq, along with his partner Rajeev Ram of USA, has qualified for the final of ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in New Port . The top seed of the tournament, Pak American duo faced third seed India-Australia pair of Leander Paes and Sam Groth in […]

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Fashion

Tunisia bans Wonder Woman film over Israeli star

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

TUNIS (AFP): A Tunisian court has banned the US film “Wonder Woman” which stars an Israeli actress, more than a month after it had been scheduled to open at cinemas in the Arab state, a legal source said Wednesday. Lebanon has also banned Wonder Woman, on the grounds of a long-standing boycott of Israel. The […]

‘Baaghi’ trailer is out and it’s not short of promising

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

KARACHI (Web Desk): Trailer for Saba Qamar starrer television series based on slain Qandeel Baloch is out on Wednesday and it looks not less than promising. The series that is to go on air on July 27 has a reputable cast to boast. In addition to ‘Hindi Medium’ actress Qamar, the cast has Sarmad Khoosat […]

Jagga Jasoos actress found dead at home

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

GURGAON (AFP): Bidisha Bezbaruah who acted in Jagga Jasoos was found dead at her residence here on Monday evening. Police had been informed by the father of the actress that she had not been receiving his calls. Police investigated the matter and found Bidisha hanging from a ceiling fan in her apartment. No suicide note […]

Karan Johar admits he was ungraceful and that Kangana is self-made

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

New York (AFP): Sense finally prevails as filmmaker Karan Johar decided to acknowledge that his ‘joke’ aimed at Kangana Ranaut was not graceful and that the young actor is self-made and talented. Speaking to media in New York about his comments on nepotism made at the IIFA Awards, Karan expressed regret over the ‘joke’ he […]

‘Despacito’ declared most streamed song ever

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” whose reggaeton beat has swept the globe, on Wednesday was named the most streamed song of all time. The song’s label, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, said “Despacito” in its original and remixed versions had reached 4.6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify. “Despacito” — […]

Shah Rukh is ‘shy, introverted and pathetic at relationships’

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Shah Rukh Khan is known as the chocolate hero of Bollywood, with a huge fan following who has been enjoying his romantic flicks since more than two decades. In a recent interview, however, King Khan has said that he is “pathetic with relationships” and “extremely closeted, introverted, shy, reclusive and completely […]

Ali Zafar’s brother to debut with Momina Mustehsan in Coke Studio

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (Web Desk): Ali zafar’s lil gem Danyal Zafar is set to perform his two debut songs in coke studio – Pakistan musical series that will be on soft/pop rock and blues genre. He will be seen with Momina Mustehan and will feature as instrument artist for his second performance. In a press release it […]

Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil’s to be remade by Hollywood

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): The creators of Kaabil are in talks for the obtainment of the change rights. The film was created by Hrithik s dad Rakesh Roshan and featured Yami Gautam as heroin. We have been hearing for decades that Bollywood has always been under the ‘influence’ of Hollywood and has followed their footsteps […]

Meera takes poetry book as ‘English Grammar’

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

LAHORE (NNI): Pakistani film actress Meera took poetry book ‘Democracy is the Best Revenge’ as English Grammar. A picture of Meera, holding the book along with the caption that her fans can improve their English by reading this book of a friend, took the social media by storm. Talking to media, book’s author A. K. […]

Pakistan movie Sawaan touches hearts in Madrid

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

Pakistani movie, Saawan, received the Best Foreign Language Feature Film during the award ceremony of Madrid International Film Festival, which was held from July 8 to July 15. Directed by Farhan Alam, Saawan touches upon the true story of a child with physical disabilities. The film is a “quest for survival” and a tale of […]